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Dear Santa, It’s Me Again (Karrie, That Is…)

…Aka Sheep, Aka K Dubz, aka the one who probably coulda volunteered a wee bit more throughout the year, could’ve been less snarky with Stephanie on our 2-hour-long cackle fests, could’ve gone to church a wee bit more (sorry Mom!).

But in the spirit of the Holidays, I know you’re a forgiving chap, Santa; that’s why I’ve put together a list of goodies in case you still want to hook a sister up this year!  Mmmkay, here goes:

1. A dump truck pulled up to my front door filled with Dry Bar gift certificates.

Let me put it this way.  When I enter a Dry Bar, which is a Heaven-sent blow dry bar specializing in blowing out your hair to a silky, smooth masterpiece, I enter looking like a prison wife, and exit looking and feeling like a dignified lady:

2. A gift certificate to a spa for a yummy massageMaybe one of my favorite all-time gifts, which unless they’re a masochist and hate massages, is a perfect gift for any loved ones of yours:

3. This one size fits all cute geometric sweater to wear during this friggin cold! LA winter season:

4. Or THIS Asos chunky rib cardigan. I lurve the snuggliness and bright pop o’ color:

5. This dainty Double Lotus Yellow Gold Necklace:

6. OR either of these statement pieces from Bauble Bar (my fave website for bold, fun necklaces!):

(Left: Tortoise Constellation Bib | Right: Double Tortoise Link Collar)

7. A bright new suitcase to replace mine which looks like a pack of wolves tore into it.  And it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg!  TJ Maxx has a TON of luggage right now for wicked cheap – just ask Giuliana Rancic who posted this on Instagram the other day:

8. This perfect, slouchy, well-traveled-looking pair of boots by my fave shoe designer Jeffrey Campbell:

9.  A membership to a Wine of the Month Club, cause I’m real fancy:

10. Not sure how long wedge sneakers are gonna remain “in”, but these Adidas Wedge High-Tops, below, to me, are just.friggin.cool:

11. Some cozy – but CUTE! – pajamas which won’t cause my husband to cringe a bit whenever I put them on, like what’s in my current rotation (see below).  Poor, poor guy:

12. And finally, the latest book from Wally Lamb.  Usually I’d be all recessionista and shiz and check it out at the library, but right now I’m #47 on the wait list!

Thank you Santy, you really are the BEST.


xoxo,

Dear Santa, From Karrie (Version 2012)

Dear Santa, here we are again, one year later.  Me and you.  Old pals.  I’m pretty sure this year I’m as deserving as ever of getting each and every one of the gifts my tender heart desires.

I’m always good to my friends (oopsie… Haylo Steph!).  I always behave in a dignified manner.  Like a lady.  I always act my age.

Without further ado, here’s a smattering of the things I’m hankering for this year!:

1. The Microdelivery Peel from Philosophy, because I’m *ahem* in my 30s and conscious of keeping my skin nice and healthy, and because HEY, you can never spend too much time purtifying your skin, right?  And THIS stuff’s supposed to work wonders.  It smoothes out rough skin and perks up a dull and splotchy skin tone. DONE.

Also available at Sephora

2. Slim Aarons: La Dolce Vita.  It’s been five months since my mom and I traveled to Italia, and yet, I just can’t shake the “dolce vita”-ness from my psyche.  It grabs onto you and doesn’t quite let go so easily.  Giddily, I recently discovered a new book from one of my all-time favorite photographers, Slim Aarons, and it’s chalk full of the most lush, magnificent shots of Italy.

3. Two newish decor books: Kathryn M. Ireland’s Timeless Interiors and Vintage Remix: The Interiors of Kishani Perera. One designer is Cali cozy-meets-globe trekker chic (and a bit cray, if you watch her on Million Dollar Decorators on Bravo). The other loves eclectic, vintage glamour (and was the subject of one of our first Designer Spotlights).

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4. Two more books – but this time, fiction: The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger and Mortality by Christopher Hitchens.  One’s a tale of a new married couple at the beginning of their journey together.  The other, a memoir from beloved and at times controversial writer Hitchens as he was battling cancer.

5. A Mophie Juice Pack Air.  Allow me to enter dork mode for just a moment, por favor.  Now this gets me excited.  The Mophie is this little external battery you attach to your phone, and recharges your batter by 150%!  It also doubles as a nifty case, so it protects too!  Git on it, people.

The super light recharger mirrors the aesthetic of your phone

6. A 10-pack of classes to Yoga Hop.  Because my chakras need some hip hop from time to time while I’m doing my downward dogs, and because having to deal with the holier than thou employees at my old yoga spot – which rhymes with Shmoga Shmorks – brings to mind, every time, this scene below from Bridesmaids:

7. Barefoot Contessa’s new book Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust – Because I love her.  Because her recipes are warm, comforting, just the perfect touch of elegance mixed with cozy ‘Merican dishes.  I heart you, Ina Garten.

And that’s it! What are y’all putting on your lists this Chreeshmosh?!

“Only one thing in the world could’ve dragged me away from the soft glow of electric sex gleaming in the window.” – Ralphie from A Christmas Story.

xoxo,